AZUSA, Calif.-- David Goodman, a former All-American in men’s tennis at Azusa Pacific, has been tabbed to become the second Cougar women’s tennis head coach in program history, Director of Athletics Gary Pine announced Friday. The hire is part of a shift in the tennis coaching structure, with Mark Bohren transitioning from the head men’s and women’s coach to the director of tennis, while maintaining his post at the helm of the men’s team.
“We are pleased to welcome Goodman as our women’s tennis head coach. He did a good job at Biola, and we expect the success our women’s tennis program has experienced to continue under him,” said Pine.
Goodman spent the past two years as the head men’s coach at Biola, guiding to Eagles to their most successful season in 2014 (9-16) since the program resurfaced in 2007. Prior to his stint with Biola Goodman was the men’s and women’s lead assistant for the Cougars from 2010-12.
“Goodman is a natural fit. He has a strong background in tennis and he’s a great role model for the players. He was a really good coach here before he want to Biola and led a remarkable turnaround for their program. I’m excited to see him and what he can do for our women’s team,” said Bohren.
Goodman takes the reins of a women’s program that has gone to back-to-back National Christian College Athletics Association semifinals, with the Cougars registering a runner-up finish at the championships in 2014.
Bohren, who has coached the Azusa Pacific men to three national championships (2005; NAIA, 2013-14, NCCAA) will now oversee both programs while serving as the men’s head coach.